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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part IA & IB. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎700] (843/1782)

The record is made up of 2 volumes (1624 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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time, among the Shaikhs of Trucial 'Oman. Two vessels with rice
bound from Lingeh to Sharjah, attempted to make the' Ajman creek in a
storm ; one was wrecked at the entrance, but the other succeeded, with
the loss of a part of her cargo, in reaching the inner harbour. Here she
would certainly have been plundered but for the exertions of the Shaikh
'Abdul 'Aziz, and his brother, who, hastening to the beach and drawing
their swords, swore to cut down the first man who should tamper with
the \essel or her cargo. For his spirited conduct on this occasion the
Shaikh received through the Resident the special thanks and commenda-
tions of Government,
In 1849 and 1850 a number of claims relating to the seizure and
counter-seizure of slaves from boats at sea arose between tl.e people of
Abu I )habi and Dibai; but, with the assistance of the Resident, they were
all satisfactorily adjusted. In the autumn of 1850, however, a case of a
gravity now unusual occurred in the capture of a Hamriyah boat and
the murder of two of her crew by subjects of Abu Dhabi. The " Tigris,"
Lieutenant Manners, and the " Euphrates/' Lieutenant Tronson,' were
at once despatched to Abu Dhabi town and intimidated the Shaikh by
approaching within effective range of the shore,—an operation hitherto
unattempted at Abu Dhabi; and, perhaps in consequence of this manoeuvre,
they had no difficulty in obtaining satisfaction of the claim that they
brought, which was for ^600 as blood-money and the restoration of the
boat and property taken.
In th* spring Oi 18,j :l a piracy was committed in Zanzibar waters,
upon a Zanzibai craft, by a Baghlah of which the owner resided atRas-al-
Khaimah ; but the slowness of communication in those days between
ushehr and East Africa greatly protracted the case, and at the
time of the conclusion of the Perpetual Treaty of Peace in 1853 it was
still unsettled. The viasimi Shaikh at first sought to evade responsibil
ity on the plea that the entire crew of the pirate boat were natives
of Qasbiyat in Batinah, and therefore subjects of Masqat; but in the
end he seems to has^e agreed to pay whatever compensation might be
assessed. Likewise in the spring of 1852, a boat, belonging to Bani Yas
ders (»tabiished at Dohah in Qatar but carrying passengers for Dibai,
^a^ seized off Abu Dhabi town, and then and there appropriated with
a 1 that she contained. This affair being regarded not as a legiti
mate act of so\ ereignty over rebellious subjects but as an infraction
f the Maritime iruce, the Shaikh of Abu Dhabi was immediately
•ailed to account ; and, though he had in the beginning professed to
act under an authorisation by the Wahhabi Amir to coerce the dissident

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Theses two volumes make up Volume I, Part IA and Part IB (Historical) (pages i-778 and 779-1624) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part 1A contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914. There is also a 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (page v-viii) and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (pages ix-cxxx), both of which cover all volumes and parts of the Gazetteer .

Parts IA and IB consist of nine chapters:

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2 volumes (1624 pages)
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Volume I, Part I has been divided into two bound volumes (1A and 1B) for ease of binding. Part 1A contains an 'Introduction', 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Trees' and 'Detailed Table of Contents'. The content is arranged into nine chapters, with accompanying annexures, that relate to specific geographic regions in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. . The chapters are sub-divided into numbered periods according, for example, to the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The annexures focus on a specific place or historical event. Further subject headings also appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally at the bottom of the page to provide further details and references.

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Foliation: The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. The sequence runs through parts IA and IB as follows:

  • Volume I, Part IA: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 1, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 456. Total number of folios: 456. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 460.
  • Volume I, Part IB: The sequence begins on the first folio with text, on number 457, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 878. It should be noted that folio 488 is followed by folio 488A. Total number of folios: 423. Total number of folios including covers and flysheets: 427.
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